As the weather changes, I would like to remind residents that driving during the winter months can be extremely dangerous, especially when it snows. However, driving with extra caution, and adhering to the rules of the road, can help ensure safe passage for all motorists. Motorists can enhance safety, visibility, and mobility throughout the season by making sure that our vehicles are winter-ready. Before driving, be sure to clear all windows, lights, and external mirrors of snow and ice, be observant of roadway conditions, and proceed at appropriate speeds.
In the event of a snow emergency, be alert to weather advisories. If you do not need to travel, stay put until the roads are cleared of snow and ice. If you must drive: 1) Plan alternate ways and allow extra time to travel to main routes and to your place of destination; 2) Slow down, brake slowly, and allow plenty of room between you and the vehicle ahead of you; 3) During times of reduced visibility, watch for pedestrians, bicycles, and disabled vehicles; 4) Maintain your vehicle properly. Check your car battery and replenish antifreeze and windshield washer fluids. Always keep a flashlight, snowbrush, ice scraper, jumper cables, blankets, and an extra set of clothes in your vehicle, and finally, 5) Keep a cell phone and charger handy.
As soon as you are aware that bad weather is on the way, make every effort to keep your car off the street. This protects your car from being plowed in, or being hit by passing vehicles, and the snowplow has space to safely plow the snow. In general, when shoveling out the mouth of your driveway, throw the snow to the right of your driveway (when facing the street). Throwing or plowing snow into the road can create a patch of snow and ice and cause a hazardous condition. It is unlawful to shovel or dump snow into spaces reserved for handicap parking.
It is important to the Village administration that we continue to hear the ideas, suggestions, and concerns of our residents. If you have something you would like to share with the Village Board, please contact Village Hall at 631-957-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with the Board of Trustees, our administrative staff, and all the employees of the Village, we look forward to continuing to serve the Village to the best of our abilities for the betterment of Lindenhurst.